Se espera que las cuentas de los clientes de FPL bajen en el 2015 Se proyecta que la cuenta residencial típica de 1,000-kWh de FPL se mantenga:

-- Más baja que en el 2009

-- Más baja que el promedio nacional

-- La más baja de la Florida por seis años consecutivos

JUNO BEACH, Florida, 22 de agosto de 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ --  Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) anunció hoy que, sujeto a la aprobación de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de la Florida (Florida Public Service Commission, PSC), espera reducir las tarifas de sus clientes en el 2015.

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Basado en las proyecciones que la compañía presentó hoy, la cuenta de cliente residencial típica de 1,000-kWh de FPL bajará aproximadamente $2 al mes a partir de enero del 2015. Al mismo tiempo, se espera que la cuenta de cliente comercial típica baje aproximadamente 1 por ciento, según la clase de tarifa y el tipo de servicio.

"Son noticias fabulosas para nuestros clientes, especialmente ahora que el costo de otros productos esenciales continúa subiendo", dijo Eric Silagy, Presidente y Gerente General de FPL. "Nuestra estrategia continua de hacer inversiones inteligentes a largo plazo está dando buenos resultados para nuestros clientes, no solo por nuestra fiabilidad del servicio mejorada y energía más limpia, sino también por nuestras tarifas más bajas".

Hoy en día, la cuenta de cliente residencial típica de 1,000-kWh de FPL ya es más baja que hace cinco años debido en gran medida al ahorro en los costos de combustible. Después de la reducción prevista para enero, la cuenta típica de FPL será aproximadamente 9 por ciento más baja que en el 2009.

Además, la cuenta residencial típica de FPL sigue siendo aproximadamente 25 por ciento más baja que la cuenta promedio nacional, y se espera que continúe siendo la más baja de la Florida por seis años consecutivos.

"Nuestros clientes están viendo tarifas eléctricas más bajas mientras les suministramos energía mucho más limpia", agregó Silagy. "Al invertir en gas natural eficiente producido en los Estados Unidos y en energía solar y nuclear sin emisiones, hemos reducido nuestras tasas de emisión año tras año. Hoy en día, FPL es una de las compañías de servicios públicos más limpias del país. Nuestra tasa de emisión de carbono es 35 por ciento más limpia que el promedio nacional, y hemos reducido nuestro uso de petróleo extranjero 99 por ciento – todo mientras reducimos las cuentas de nuestros clientes. En particular, las inversiones que hemos efectuado desde el 2001 para convertir nuestras plantas eléctricas antiguas alimentadas con petróleo en centros de energía modernos que operan con gas natural limpio producido en los Estados Unidos, les han ahorrado a nuestros clientes $6,800 millones de dólares hasta el momento".

Las estimaciones presentadas hoy reflejan las proyecciones de FPL para el 2015 para el costo de combustible para generar energía, y otros componentes de la cuenta de electricidad de un cliente. En la medida que las inversiones en plantas eléctricas de consumo de combustible eficiente continúen beneficiando a los clientes, FPL proyecta que su cargo por combustible permanecerá cerca de sus niveles más bajos en la última década. Además, la compañía espera ofrecer ahorros para sus clientes a través del desarrollo nuclear, la conservación de energía, la energía comprada y otros costos no relacionados con el combustible, en comparación con el 2014.

Cuenta mensual de cliente residencial típica de 1,000-kWh de FPL

2014

Cambio del 2014 à al 2015

2015

$101.51

– $1.86 de reducción

proyectado en una cuenta mensual

$99.65

Notas: La cuenta del 2014 refleja las tarifas aprobadas en vigencia para diciembre del 2014. La cuenta estimada del 2015 incluye las tarifas proyectadas para el 2015 correspondientes a combustible, capacidad, medioambiente y conservación; el cargo actual por tormentas; y el impuesto estatal por ingresos brutos. Todas las tarifas están sujetas a cambios y deben ser aprobadas por la PSC antes de ser implementadas.

Las tarifas no son finales hasta ser aprobadas por la PSC. Como parte del proceso normativo anual, la PSC espera revisar las proyecciones de las empresas de energía eléctrica próximamente en el otoño para que las tarifas nuevas entren en vigencia en enero del 2015.

El Panel Personal de Energía y el Estudio de Electricidad Residencial en Línea Integrado de FPL ayudan a los clientes a ahorrar aún más
El Estudio de Electricidad Residencial en Línea de FPL puede ayudar a los clientes a obtener cuentas más bajas con planes personalizados de ahorro de energía, consejos y recomendaciones que permiten ahorrar hasta $250 al año en un hogar típico. El estudio está integrado con el Panel Personal de Energía de un cliente – que es actualizado automáticamente con datos sobre su consumo de electricidad por hora, por día y por mes, montos de sus cuentas mensuales, lecturas de las temperaturas locales y mucho más – para que el seguimiento y la administración de los costos de energía sea más fácil que nunca. Los clientes pueden visitar FPL.com/ahorros para obtener más información.

Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company es la tercera empresa de energía eléctrica más grande en los Estados Unidos, brindando servicio a aproximadamente 4.7 millones de clientes en alrededor de la mitad del estado de la Florida. Según datos disponibles al final del 2013, la cuenta residencial típica de 1,000-kWh de FPL es aproximadamente 25 por ciento más baja que el promedio nacional, y la más baja entre las empresas de energía eléctrica de la Florida que reportan estos datos. La fiabilidad del servicio de FPL es de más de un 99.98 por ciento, y sus plantas de energía eléctrica son altamente eficientes con una de las producciones más limpias entre todas las empresas de energía eléctrica de todo el país. La empresa fue reconocida en el 2014 como la compañía de energía eléctrica más fiable de los EE. UU. por Market Strategies International, y ha recibido el galardón nacional ServiceOne Award por su excepcional servicio al cliente durante 10 años consecutivos, un logro sin precedente. Siendo un empleador líder en la Florida con aproximadamente 8,900 empleados, FPL es una subsidiaria de NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), con su sede en Juno Beach, Fla. Para obtener más información, visite www.FPL.com.

Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors That May Affect Future Results

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical facts, but instead represent the current expectations of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NextEra Energy) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) regarding future operating results and other future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of NextEra Energy's and FPL's control. In some cases, you can identify the forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as "will," "may result," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan," "seek," "aim," "potential," "projection," "forecast," "predict," "goals," "target," "outlook," "should," "would" or similar words or expressions. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of future performance. The future results of NextEra Energy and FPL and their business and financial condition are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause their actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, or may require them to limit or eliminate certain operations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: effects of extensive regulation of NextEra Energy's and FPL's business operations; inability of NextEra Energy and FPL to recover in a timely manner any significant amount of costs, a return on certain assets or an appropriate return on capital through base rates, cost recovery clauses, other regulatory mechanisms or otherwise; impact of political, regulatory and economic factors on regulatory decisions important to NextEra Energy and FPL; disallowance of cost recovery by FPL based on a finding of imprudent use of derivative instruments; effect of any reductions to or elimination of governmental incentives that support renewable energy projects of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and its affiliated entities (NextEra Energy Resources) or the imposition of additional taxes or assessments on renewable energy; impact of new or revised laws, regulations or interpretations or other regulatory initiatives on NextEra Energy and FPL; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of potential regulatory action to broaden the scope of regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivatives and to apply such regulation to NextEra Energy and FPL; capital expenditures, increased operating costs and various liabilities attributable to environmental laws, regulations and other standards applicable to NextEra Energy and FPL; effects on NextEra Energy and FPL of federal or state laws or regulations mandating new or additional limits on the production of greenhouse gas emissions; exposure of NextEra Energy and FPL to significant and increasing compliance costs and substantial monetary penalties and other sanctions as a result of extensive federal regulation of their operations; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of changes in tax laws and in judgments and estimates used to determine tax-related asset and liability amounts; impact on NextEra Energy and FPL of adverse results of litigation; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of failure to proceed with projects under development or inability to complete the construction of (or capital improvements to) electric generation, transmission and distribution facilities, gas infrastructure facilities or other facilities on schedule or within budget; impact on development and operating activities of NextEra Energy and FPL resulting from risks related to project siting, financing, construction, permitting, governmental approvals and the negotiation of project development agreements; risks involved in the operation and maintenance of electric generation, transmission and distribution facilities, gas infrastructure facilities and other facilities; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of a lack of growth or slower growth in the number of customers or in customer usage; impact on NextEra Energy and FPL of severe weather and other weather conditions; threats of terrorism and catastrophic events that could result from terrorism, cyber attacks or other attempts to disrupt NextEra Energy's and FPL's business or the businesses of third parties; inability to obtain adequate insurance coverage for protection of NextEra Energy and FPL against significant losses and risk that insurance coverage does not provide protection against all significant losses; risk to NextEra Energy Resources of increased operating costs resulting from unfavorable supply costs necessary to provide NextEra Energy Resources' full energy and capacity requirement services; inability or failure by NextEra Energy Resources to manage properly or hedge effectively the commodity risk within its portfolio; potential volatility of NextEra Energy's results of operations caused by sales of power on the spot market or on a short-term contractual basis; effect of reductions in the liquidity of energy markets on NextEra Energy's ability to manage operational risks; effectiveness of NextEra Energy's and FPL's risk management tools associated with their hedging and trading procedures to protect against significant losses, including the effect of unforeseen price variances from historical behavior; impact of unavailability or disruption of power transmission or commodity transportation facilities on sale and delivery of power or natural gas by FPL and NextEra Energy Resources; exposure of NextEra Energy and FPL to credit and performance risk from customers, hedging counterparties and vendors; failure of NextEra Energy or FPL counterparties to perform under derivative contracts or of requirement for NextEra Energy or FPL to post margin cash collateral under derivative contracts; failure or breach of NextEra Energy's or FPL's information technology systems; risks to NextEra Energy and FPL's retail businesses from compromise of sensitive customer data; losses from volatility in the market values of derivative instruments and limited liquidity in OTC markets; impact of negative publicity; inability of NextEra Energy and FPL to maintain, negotiate or renegotiate acceptable franchise agreements with municipalities and counties in Florida; increasing costs of health care plans; lack of a qualified workforce or the loss or retirement of key employees; occurrence of work strikes or stoppages and increasing personnel costs; NextEra Energy's ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate acquisitions, including the effect of increased competition for acquisitions; environmental, health and financial risks associated with NextEra Energy's and FPL's ownership and operation of nuclear generation facilities; liability of NextEra Energy and FPL for significant retrospective assessments and/or retrospective insurance premiums in the event of an incident at certain nuclear generation facilities; increased operating and capital expenditures at nuclear generation facilities of NextEra Energy or FPL resulting from orders or new regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; inability to operate any of NextEra Energy Resources' or FPL's owned nuclear generation units through the end of their respective operating licenses; liability of NextEra Energy and FPL for increased nuclear licensing or compliance costs resulting from hazards, and increased public attention to hazards, posed to their owned nuclear generation facilities; risks associated with outages of NextEra Energy's and FPL's owned nuclear units; effect of disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit and capital markets on NextEra Energy's and FPL's ability to fund their liquidity and capital needs and meet their growth objectives; inability of NextEra Energy, FPL and NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc. to maintain their current credit ratings; impairment of NextEra Energy's and FPL's liquidity from inability of creditors to fund their credit commitments or to maintain their current credit ratings; poor market performance and other economic factors that could affect NextEra Energy's defined benefit pension plan's funded status; poor market performance and other risks to the asset values of NextEra Energy's and FPL's nuclear decommissioning funds; changes in market value and other risks to certain of NextEra Energy's investments; effect of inability of NextEra Energy subsidiaries to pay upstream dividends or repay funds to NextEra Energy or of NextEra Energy's performance under guarantees of subsidiary obligations on NextEra Energy's ability to meet its financial obligations and to pay dividends on its common stock; and effect of disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit and capital markets of the market price of NextEra Energy's common stock. NextEra Energy and FPL discuss these and other risks and uncertainties in their annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and other SEC filings, and this press release should be read in conjunction with such SEC filings made through the date of this press release. The forward-looking statements made in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release and NextEra Energy and FPL undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

FUENTE Florida Power & Light Company

SOURCE Florida Power & Light Company



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